myoung6923 wrote:I'll be the first one in this thread to vouch for Joe's work. I have one of his Twins and he's more than gone out of his way to service it and ensure that I have been completely happy with it. On top of that, he's a straight up good guy and a damn good guitarist.
Joe is definitely one of the good guys!
I wish he would share what he's done with it... I'm loving my pro reverb but it definitely doesnt have enough headroom for me unless I decide to upgrade the power and output transfromer to bigger sized super ones. Joe keeps his experiments secret... which i really dont find to be in the vein of the grateful dead way... of course there's tons of consumerism and sales on this forum. I was going to try to send my amp to him, i really, really wanted to. but he didnt answer emails, wouldnt give me a price, just told me to send it, and when i asked a couple more questions he never answered.
it'd be nice to figure out how to make those ultralinear twins into great jerry amps. I guess it's something similar to the mods listed on waldo's site. As long as the preamp is similar it would sound similar- because those ultra linear twins have super high headroom in the power section- like jerry's SS power amps.
Those ultralinears would be a great jerry amp for those of us that cant afford a blackface twin and cut it down to a head and buy a mcintosh power amp. Real spring reverb with a super clean tube power amp (which I love having tube power amps- favorite jerry tone there- so much fatter)
To keep these circuit mods a secret and not be able to fulfill desires is just silly in my opinion. It's obviously not a huge breakthrough- jerry used a very near stock twin reverb preamp circuit with a clean power amp. I guess i'll just have to spend my own hours experimenting and offer it myself or something